Dog Tips and Advice

PetGuide.com is your source for dog tips and dog advice. If you’ve got questions about how to find a pet, pick a vet, train your dog and everything in between, PetGuide.com has the answers… straight from the expert’s mouth. PetGuide.com asks the pet experts all the tough questions and offers invaluable insights that will have you begging for more. So sit, stay, and read about the dog tips and dog advice you’ve been panting for!

Need to teach an old dog some new tricks? With Petguide.com’s advice on training techniques and methods, your pooch will learn to play dead, come when called or love their new crate in no time. The holiday season is not merry anymore but rather a source of stress? Read up on tried and true methods of transforming holidays into a stress-free and dog-friendly affair. There is an emergency and you don’t have anyone to ask what to do? Our comprehensive guides on dog poisoning, traffic accidents, fires and other SOS situations will equip you with essentials for dealing with all kinds of trouble.

Your question is a… little bit hairy? Our series Ask the Hairy Godfather answers all of the questions you never had the courage to ask. What to do if you get a pooch as gift, but you can’t keep them? Should it be a deal breaker that your new bae doesn’t want pets? How to cope with a pet’s passing? Read how our expert duo answers these and many more important reader questions for life-saving tips and advice.

It’s not always easy being a parent of a pooch. Petguide.com offers dog tips and dog advice that cover every aspect of a dog owner’s lifestyle. Our blog will provide useful insights and helpful guides that will make you prepared for any challenge you or your dog might face!

Losing A Pet: Dealing With The Death Of Your Dog

Nothing compares to the heartbreak of losing a pet, especially if it comes suddenly. We have some tips on how to cope with the grief after losing a pet.

How to Make Time for Volunteering With Animals in Need

You'd love to help out with your local animal shelter, but you're just too busy. There are ways you can include volunteer work in your balanced life.

How to Properly Fit Your Dog for a Harness

There are many reasons why pet parents choose a harness over a collar. If you're going with a harness, here's how to make sure it fits your dog perfectly.

Ask the Animal Communicator: Concerns About Pets in Costume

Pet clothing, including holiday costumes and everyday wear, is quite in vogue these days. And it can be a lot of fun to dress up your pet. But is it as fun for your dog as it is for you?

How Much Does A Dog Cost?

Few people actually sit down and plan out every expense related to owning a dog. And let’s face it – it’s close to impossible to work out t…

Ask The Hairy Dogfathers: Animal Overshare On Facebook

There's such a thing as too much information. The Hairy Dogfathers have a few ideas to moderate tear-inducing rescue posts from Facebook over-sharers.

Ask the Animal Communicator - Family Friction

Interdog aggression is one of the most common reasons why pet dogs are relinquished. What can you do when everything you’ve already tried to help two dogs get along fails?

Helping A Child Cope With A Loss Of A Pet

Losing a pet is hard on the whole family, no matter the circumstances. Children are often especially burdened by the loss of a pet as death is hard for them…

You Give Love a Bad Name: 8 Ways NOT To Love Your Pet

On Love Your Pet Day, give your pet extra TLC. But not all tokens of affection are what they may seem. Here are 8 ways not to love your pet.

Ask The Hairy Dogfathers: Beach Bummed Out

Surf's up, dude! No dog's allowed on the beach? Bummer! The Hairy Dogfathers have a few tips to insure your beach-side vacay doesn't turn into a wipeout.

True-Love Tips for A Woof-tastic Dog Wedding

Doggy weddings have never been hotter, and if you're thinking of walking your pooch down the aisle, here are some tips to make it a special day.

How To Trim Dog Nails For a Perfect Pooch Pedicure

If you don't want to take your dog to a groomers to have it professionally done, you can learn to trim dog nails yourself with these easy steps.

How Do You Introduce Your New Dog to Your Partner?

They are two of the most important things in your life and you want them to get along. Here's how to introduce your new dog to your partner.

6 Budget-Friendly Ways to Bond With Your Dog

You can't buy your dog's love (which is good, because we're broke)! If money is tight, we've got a few ideas on cost-effective ways to bond with your dog.

What To Look For In A Reputable Breeder

Do you know what to look for in a reputable breeder? Here are some tips on what you need to keep an eye out for before you buy a puppy.

Stay Safe During National Pet Travel Safety Day

Today is National Pet Travel Safety Day, and a good time to review the things we can do to keep our pets the safest any time we travel with them!

Ask the Animal Communicator: My Dog Is Always Hungry!

Dogs are not the world’s most popular companion animals for nothing. A dog can be the most loving and devoted pet you can imagine.

Ask The Hairy Dogfathers: Dog On A Hunger Strike

What do you do if your dog refuses to eat his food? The Hairy Dogfathers have a few suggestions that will have him licking the bottom of his empty bowl! Dear…

Tips For Removing And Keeping Dog Fur Off Your Clothes

Pet parents know what we're talking about - there's not an outfit that doesn't have dog hair on it. Here's how to keep that extra layer off your clothes.

7 Ways To Get Your Dog Ready For Winter

Before the weather outside turns frightful, make sure you and your dog are ready for winter Brrrrrr! It’s already starting to get cold outside. In no t…

How To Master The Art Of Dog Massage

You don't have to take your pooch to an over-priced spa to get a doggie massage - you can do it yourself! We've got some tips on how to give a dog massage.

Is Your Kid Ready For a Pet?

"Can we please get a dog? I promise to take care of it." Your kid has been pushing you for a pet, but are you ready for the responsibility?

9 Tips To Keep Dogs Safe From House Fires

It takes mere minutes for flames to engulf your home. Do you know what to do in order to keep your pets safe in the event of a house fire?

Pups With Tents: Rustic Tips To Remember When Camping With Dogs

Many people love getting in touch with nature, For Kevin Roberts, camping with his pack is a cherished part of life as well as a great Canadian pastime.

Basic Dog Training Tips

We put together some basic dog training tips. When you're just starting out, there are a few important things you should know before you start dog training.

Introducing A New Dog Into Your Multi Dog Household

If you're planning on adding a new dog into your multi dog household, there are a few things to keep in mind to make sure all of your pets are just happy.

The Quest For Dog: One Writer’s Search For The Perfect Dog Begins

Bringing a dog into your home shouldn’t be a spur-of-the-moment decision. It takes research, dedication and lots of planning to make sure you and your…

Ask The Hairy Dogfathers: A Dog By Any Other Name

Our “Hairy Dogfathers” are here to offer expert and practical advice. Dog trainers (and handsome hubbies) Kevin and André are here to answ…

Pros and Cons of Having a Dog at College

Is it a good idea to get a dog while you're at college? Before you decide, be sure to go over all the pro and cons to keeping a pooch while in school.

7 Sparkling Safety Tips For A Dog-Proof Christmas Tree

Not all trees are for dogs – make sure you follow these safety tips to keep your dog off your Christmas tree this holiday season Ah… the allure…

Ask The Hairy Dogfathers: Newlywed Puppy Problems

Does your dog like to get into hairy situations? Does he have a bad habit he just won’t give up? Does she not play well with others? That problem isn&r…

How To Help A Dog Hurt In A Traffic Accident

No one ever wants to see a dog hit by a car, but you do want to be prepared so you can help. If you want to be more than a bystander, here's what to do.

Why Do Dogs Dig in Their Beds?

Is he looking for something or is he nesting? Learn the reason why your dog digs in his bed before he'll climb in for a snooze.

Ask the Hairy DogFathers: Pet Sitting Predicament

What do you do for a friend who's house and dog sitting while you're away? The Hairy Dogfathers have a couple of tips for pet-sitting etiquette.

How To Deal With Dog Poop When Nature Calls During a Hike

What do you do when your dog poops in the woods? Leave no poo behind - you've still got to abide by the practice of pooping and scooping!

Let It Snow: Getting Ready To Make The Most Of Winter With Your Dog

When I wrote an article on Urban Mushing, I was contacted by Kev Roberts, a skijoring, kicksledding, and dog-scootering aficionado who lives in Winnipeg, Man…

What to Do If Your Dog is Poisoned

Dog can get into trouble at any age - and that includes eating something they shouldn't. Here's what to do if your pet is poisoned.

Ask The Hairy Dogfathers: No Walkies, No Lovin’!

What's a girl to do when her boyfriend isn't man enough to walk her purse pooch? She turns to the Hairy Dogfathers for some sage - and manly - advice.

Ask The Hairy Dogfathers: Expert Advice Leads to Explosive Reaction

When it comes to opinions, your dog's health is best left in the hands of a vet. The Dogfathers deal with the messy consequences of free medical advice.

How to Get Dog Urine Out of Your Carpet

Accidents happen to the best of us. If your pooch has one on your carpet, here's how you can that urine spot out.

Ask The Hairy Dogfathers: Boundaries Aren’t Just For Dogs

Someone's gotta be the bad guy - but this harried mom has a point. Here's what the Hairy Dogfathers have to say about setting boundaries for dad and kids.

Ask The Hairy Dogfathers: Unwelcome House Guest?

A wannabe dog owner is moving into a friend’s home – is this the right time to adopt a dog? The Hairy Dogfathers offer these housewarming tips (i…

Ask the Animal Communicator: Heartache of Losing a Pet

In most cases, our precious pets will pass before we do. And yet when that time finally arrives, the worry and pain and grief can feel unbearable.

7 Verified Tips for Landlords Renting to Pet Parents

For landlords who want to rent to people with pets but have been burned in the past, we've got seven things to check before your furry tenants move in.

Thrifty Tips On How To Save Money In Your Dog-Friendly Household

Dog owners know that raising a dog can be expensive. But there are many ways that you can cut costs without sacrificing your dog's health or happiness.

Dog Rocks Rock By Saving Your Lawn From Pet Pee Burns

If you have dogs and a lawn, you probably are familiar with 'pee spots.' But are you familiar with a safe, natural way to treat them?

Etiquette When Using Rideshares With Pets

When you call for an Uber, do you need to bring your dog or cat along with you? Be a polite rider - follow etiquette when using rideshares.

Proper Canine Camping Etiquette For Well-Mannered Mutts

Pitching a pup tent with your pooch this summer? Here are some tips on how to ensure you and your pet will be welcomed back to your favorite campground.

Ask The Hairy Dogfathers: In Need of a Donation Rescue!

After being stood up by a rescue, a pair of grieving pet parents doesn't know what to do with their dearly departed dog's possessions.

Stress-Free Tips for Keeping Your Christmas Tree Safe From Your Dog

You've decorated the Christmas Tree and it looks fabulous... that is, until your dog spots it! Make sure your tree survives the holidays with these tips.

What To Do With Dogs That Eat Poop

Dogs that eat poop (also known as coprophagia) may be trying to tell you something. Let's go over a few ways you can break your dog from this icky habit.

Licensed To Drool: Why Do I Need To Get A Dog License?

Even though your dog can't reach the gas and brake pedals, he still needs a license. Here's why you need to get a dog license for your pooch.

Ask the Hairy Dogfathers: How Soon is Too Soon?

A dog's death will leave a hole in your heart - when is the right time to bring home another pup? The Hairy Dogfathers talk about grieving and moving on.

Is Social Media Putting Our Dogs in Danger?

What cost is the rise of social media having on our pets? From "expert" advice to risky behavior, here's how social media is putting our pets in danger.

Ask the Animal Communicator: Why Does My Dog Bark So Much?

Barking. Even if you are a lifelong dog lover, the sound of your pup barking nonstop can seriously get to you after a while. Why do some dogs bark so much? Is y…

Ask The Hairy Dogfathers: Opinions Breed Ignorance

Everyone has an opinion, but when they're uninformed, they're a pain in the butt! The Hairy Dogfathers weigh in on people who comment on your dog's size.

What’s The Deal With Designer Dog Breeds?

What is the draw of designer dog breeds and what are some of the most popular examples? Things you should know before bringing a designer dog home.

Ask the Animal Communicator: Family’s New Pet Rabbit Isn't Friendly

Who doesn’t love a fluffy, floppy eared, cute, and cuddly pet rabbit? Small, smart, sociable, and relatively short-lived, rabbits are becoming an increasingly popular pet choice today.

8 Egg-cellent Tips For A Dog-Friendly Easter Egg Hunt

Release the hounds! Put on those bunny ears and follow these tips for a fun Easter egg hunt your dog can take part in. Ah, the Easter egg hunt. The original…

Wax On or Wax Off – What You Need to Know About Paw Wax

What have you heard about paw wax? Kevin Roberts clears up a few common myths about paw wax and the right way to use it on your dog's paws.